UNIVERSALITY

1. the propensity to presume that one's personal traits and personality features, inclusive of outlooks and morals, are shared in the main social group or cultural society. 2. with regard to mob and crowd environments, the propensity for people to presume that abnormal, uncommon actions are permittable since many other people in the environment or scenario are engaging in such acts. 3. with regard to self-help and psychotherapy groups, a curative aspect encouraged by the member's acknowledgement that their dilemmas and troubles are not just their own, but rather are encountered by a multitude of other people belonging to the group.

UNIVERSALITY: "Universality is commonly referred to as impression of universality."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "UNIVERSALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/universality/ (accessed July 21, 2019).
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